- Questioning a fact-find—drawing a line between regulated and exempt activites
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- What is the significance of this case?
- What are the facts?
- What ruling did HHJ Bird give?
- What were the issues the Court of Appeal was asked to address?
- What does the appellant private medical insurer provider say?
- Are there any prior authorities on what is a regulated activity?
- What does the claimant distributor say?
- What interventions did the judges make? What points seem to be troubling them?
- What lessons can financial services practitioners learn from this case?
- What should lawyers do next?
Financial Services analysis: Where is the line to be drawn between regulated and exempt activities under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001? David Bowden, freelance independent consultant, notes the submissions made to the Court of Appeal in Simplysure Limited v Personal Touch Financial Services Ltd and talks to Russell Kelsall, partner at TLT LLP, about the implications of this case for financial services practitioners.
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